The Glittering Plain

A fantasy novel from William Morris.


William Morris


Longmans, Green & Co, London, 1896
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Printing Details

Early printing. Hardback, bound in the original buckram with gilt titling to spine and upper board. Fore-edge untrimmed. 19.5 × 14.5cm, 172pp.

Full title: The Story of the Glittering Plain which has also been Called the Land of Living Men or the Acre of the Undying.

First published in 1891, The Glittering Plain is a fantasy novel by William Morris. The book concerns the quest of Hallblithe of the House of the Raven to rescue his fiancée the Hostage, who has been kidnapped by pirates, which ultimately takes him to the utopian Land of the Glittering Plain, also known as the Acre of the Undying or the Land of the Living Men, whose inhabitants are supposedly immortal.


The spine and board edges are sunned, and there is light foxing to the prelims, but otherwise this is a good, sound copy. Pencil note to the rear endpaper states that a previous owner "first read at Llanberis, July 1896".



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